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they are ordering a comprehensive review you whatever that means of boeing's new line of 787 dreamliners in the wake of technical problems. on tuesday, a japan airlines dreamliner spilled about 40-gallons of crew moments before it was set it to take off. they call it a maintenance issue. that was the day after a fire broke out in the belly of a different airliner at logan filling that cab bin with smoke. dan springer is in the pacific northwest home of boeing. a review like this isn't so rare, is it? >> actually it is, shep. an aviation analyst we spoke with here in seattle says it is very unusual and hasn't happened since 1979. as for passenger safety we will have to see what the final report says. meantime the planes will continue to fly. the fire monday in boston triggered the action. a lithium battery which powers the plane when the engines are off overheated. there was a lot of smoke and eventually fire and this follows three electrical problems in december that either grounded planes or diverted flights. the comprehensive review will focus in on the dreamliner entire electrical system. >> this
. >>. >> shep: back to days of trouble for the number one aircraft maker boeing and 787 dream liner. according to officials at logan airport, a japan airliner spilled nearly 40 gallons of fuel moments before it was to take off. a fire broke out in the belly of a different airliner at logan filling the cabin with smoke. springer. it has had all kinds of problems? >> it really has. it has a series of electrical problems starting with a fire at a test flight back in 2010. yesterday's battery fire, everyone was off the plane when they discovered smoke in a cabin and traced it to a battery compartment. lithium battery, when the engines are off had overheated. in december there were three less serious problems. one forced a diverted landing in new orleans and one grounded a plane and united ground add plane to replace a power panel and gin rateder. >> it's all electrical power. that generates a lot of heat, just enormous amount of heat that has to be cooled. if you don't cool it then you have failures in the electronics bay. you have failures in the systems >> reporter: boeing says the problems are
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